Curran and Bradley defend their title, repeat as CVS Charity Classic champs

The CVS Health Charity Classic came down to a one-hole playoff on Tuesday, June 28, with the team of Jon Curran and Keegan Bradley defeating the team of Bill Haas and Billy Andrade. Curran and …
More Portsmouth residents declare candidacy

PORTSMOUTH — Today was the second day local residents could declare their candidacy for public office in the November 2016 general election. Here’s who filed Tuesday, according to …

Portsmouth police stay busy with assault complaints

PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth Police reports from over the past week. Wednesday, June 22 Kevin A. Gomes, 27, of 130 Corys Lane, was charged at 12:16 p.m. …

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Barrington's trash-in, trash-out not likely to change

The recent situation on Mathewson Road in Barrington, where some folks have been hanging bags of dog feces on a utility pole, spurred a brief discussion about the town possibly bringing back …

Barrington neighborhood in bloom with American flags

The Alfred Drown neighborhood in Barrington appears ready for Independence Day this year, thanks to Sam Ang, his son, Ian, and a small army of volunteers. Mr. Ang and his son recently …

Candidates begin filing in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — The faces and names to have filed their candidacy papers so far in East Providence are mostly familiar ones. As of mid-day Tuesday, June 28, the second of the three-day filing period, …

Barrington All Stars push past Bristol, 10-5, in opener

The Barrington Little League 12-year-old All Star team held off a tough Bristol squad in the opener of the District II tournament on Monday night at Sherwood Field. Barrington won the game 10-5 …

Coggeshall Farm celebrates the Fourth, 18th century style

Not to be left out of Bristol’s biggest celebration, Coggeshall Farm Museum will celebrate the birth of the nation by recreating the time when the nation was born. The Farm will celebrate …

Westport crash victim identified as Todd Dupont

The man killed in a head-on crash on Route 177 in Westport Monday morning was identified later as Todd Dupont, 39, of Westport. A Westport Police spokesman said that the crash took place on Route …

Two teams share lead after Day 1 at CVS Charity Classic

The teams of Billy Andrade and Bill Haas, and Lexi Thompson and Bryson DeChambeau each finished the first day of the CVS Health Charity Classic at 9-under-par 62. One stroke back from the …

Drivers can now show patriotism on their cars

The quest to establish a new patriotic license plate has been realized, as the Bristol Fourth of July Committee secured its 900th order over the weekend. But that doesn’t mean the campaign …
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231st Bristol Fourth of July Celebration

231st Bristol Fourth of July Celebration

Letter: Book reviews a welcome Phoenix feature

To the editor: I was very glad to see reviews by Donna Bruno in the Life section of this past week’s Bristol Phoenix since I hadn’t seen them in quite a while. Both my wife and I look …

Letter: Leave empty recycling bins on the curb

Rhode Island has its own Phantom of the Opera

Letter: Tell state legislators to hit the highway

Letter: Barrington needs to provide public trash cans

Police Report
Warren police logs: Officers ferret out a squirrel

Monday, June 20 Police went to Harris Avenue to take a report on a dog bite. A Sisson Street resident asked to speak to an officer about an unwanted man on the property. A Union Street woman …

Two men sought in Tiverton car break investigation

Bristol Police: 'Suspicious' activity, loud partiers

Bristol arrests: Domestic abuse, DUI, elderly assault

DUI suspect arrested for striking East Providence Police cruiser

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A quick sweet and sour pickle perfect for summer

This time of year, we love fresh vegetables and fruits prepared any which way — steamed, sautéed, roasted, grilled or ... pickled?Yes, pickling vegetables and preserving fruits are a …

Fourth of July Concert Series Schedule

Fourth of July Concert Series Schedule

Fourth of July Concert Series Schedule

Fourth of July Concert Series Schedule

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A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.